Blizzard shares in-depth Diablo IV open beta details including PC system requirements

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Diablo IV open beta is only two weeks away, and Blizzard has outlined further details on what that entails, including PC spec requirements for those who dare to conquer Sanctuary. Check it out, we shall.

First things first, early access members (March 17 through March 20) have a choice of three basic classes. Either become a battle-bred Barbarian, nimble Rogue, or master the elements as a finely-tuned Sorcerer. That’s not all, Druid and Necromancer classes will also be added in the open beta period that starts March 24, allowing for five unique character builds players may experiment with at their hearts’ content. Naturally, all characters will be deleted once the beta ends.

Diablo IV Open Beta Co-Op

Console players have the opportunity to grab a buddy and get slaying via couch co-op, which I might add, is the best way to play Diablo. However, getting started is a bit finicky, even though it requires only one player to have official open beta access, player two still requires both a account and linked console-specific accounts. Alternatively, there’s online four-player co-op, and vanquishing demons while near any player will grant five per cent bonus experience and 10 per cent if you’re near a member of your party. Buddy up, you shall!

Additional content includes a gargantuan world boss that will appear periodically in and around Sanctuary so that you may band together and max out experience levels, and more importantly, score some epic loot drops. What’s more, playing the open beta won’t leave you empty handed – players have the opportunity to unlock three exclusive rewards that will be made available once Diablo IV officially launches.

Rewards read as follows:

  • Initial Casualty Title: earned by reaching Kyovashad with one character.
  • Early Voyager Title: earned by reaching Level 20 on one character.
  • Beta Wolf Pack Cosmetic Item: earned by reaching Level 20 on one character.
Diablo IV rewards
Now that’s simply adorable.

Last but not least, PC requirements. Blizzard provided both minimum and recommended specifications and thankfully it’s not as demanding as one might have guessed, considering how gorgeously polished the scenery, animations, and character details appear to be. Though, these might increase at a later date, seeing as the open beta will not support ray tracing, with the developer noting that “this is a feature we plan to add sometime after launch.”

Anywho, take a look at the specs down below:

Minimum Requirements for PC

Settings to run the Diablo IV Open Beta at 1080p native resolution / 720p render resolution, low graphics settings, 30 fps.

  • Operating System: 64-bit Windows 10
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-2500K or AMD FX-8100
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 or AMD Radeon R9 280
  • DirectX: Version 12
  • Storage: SSD with 45 GB available space
  • Internet: Broadband Connection

Recommended Specifications for PC

  • Operating System: 64-bit Windows 10
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-4670K or AMD R3-1300X
  • Memory: 16 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 or AMD Radeon RX 470
  • DirectX: Version 12
  • Storage: SSD with 45 GB available space
  • Internet: Broadband Connection
Diablo IV Sanctuary

That’s it, I think we’ve covered all the important bits! The beta will be available on all platforms, including PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S and PC, starting on March 17 for early access members. Already have a beta early access code? Head on over to for redemption instructions.